Abraham Campaign: Poll Shows Her in Lead

Former district attorney is leading the mayoral pack, according to her campaign's polling.

Lynne Abraham Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham leads the still-nascent Philly mayoral race — at least, she does according to a poll commissioned by her campaign.

The Inquirer reports:

That poll shows Abraham trailing undecided, which is how 36 percent of the 600 voters surveyed cast themselves.

Against flesh-and-blood opponents, Abraham fared better. Asked who they would vote for if “the race were held today,” 31 percent chose Abraham, 12 percent City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, 9 percent state Sen. Anthony H. Williams, 5 percent T. Milton Street, 3 percent Nelson Diaz, 2 percent each for Terry Gillen and Ken Trujillo.

Of those, only Abraham, Williams, Gillen and Trujillo have announced their candidacies.

The poll was done by Washington-based Mellman Group, which has won the “Pollster of the Year” award three times from the American Association of Political Consultants.